Gin Laughery is a printmaker based in the high plateau desert region of Central Oregon. She depicts landscape imagery through abstraction and subtle use of color and texture. Early life in Eastern Washington and current life in Oregon’s High Desert, both with their spare, elegant landscapes and panoramic views directly inform her work.
Observation and memory contribute to her finished compositions. Laughery invites the viewer to consider geological nuance, in all its subtle yet expansive beauty as well as atmosphere, always playing its role in the characterization of the unique and powerful region of Central Oregon.
She studied printmaking with the late Royal Nebeker, an International artist, educator and former Oregon Arts Commissioner, who encouraged her to take her work seriously and push boundaries.
Exhibition highlights include, Au Natural: The Nude in the 21st Century, CCC Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR. judged by Ric Bartow; The Printmaker’s Hand II, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. judged by Sam Davidson; Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR. judged by Martha Lee; Small Prints 18, Bend Art Center, Bend, OR. judged by Jill AnnieMargaret. Road Trips, one person exhibit at Riversea Gallery, Astoria, OR; Home Ground, one person exhibit at Imogen Gallery, Astoria,OR; Field Notes, one person exhibit at Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR; Elements and Patterns, one person exhibit at Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR and currently Art in the West, an exhibit at The High Desert Museum, curated by Sarah Baylinson.
Her work may be found in both public and private collections throughout the Western States. She is represented by Imogen Gallery in Astoria, Oregon and Hood Avenue Art Gallery in Sisters, Oregon.
Please visit her website at ginlaughery.com.